The website is still under development, but at this stage I am looking for individuals, either local or from further afield, who have any knowledge of, or records from, the site to contribute to the work we are trying to do. At this stage, we are looking to complete a number of surveys to try and build up a more accurate picture of the flora and fauna of the park.
On Sunday I headed down for an afternoon on Rimrose, it was too windy to go ringing, to scope out sites for a new nest box project that I will be setting up over the next few weeks with help from Savio High School. The school has developed a social enterprise around a unique product that was conceived by one of the teachers, Steve Burrows, of a multi-use next box - for bats or birds - BOB. The BOB box is excellent and I will be making a specific post about this later in the week. I've identified three different sites for the boxes to be located and we will get them up over the few weeks ready for the breeding season.
Here's a selection of pictures from my walk:
Scrapes in full flood
View towards the Piggeries
The handywork of the Rangers - ongoing willow carr management
The reed bed at Fulwood